The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1968 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 8, 1968
Page 11
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(Art.) Courlw WOTM - Monday, April », 1W8 - Pag* Blr/e» Phillies, Dodgers Argue on Opener By DICK COUCH The Philadelphia . Phillies were' caught in a- rundown between Walter O'Malley and Warren' Giles today as the Los Angeles Dodgers considered opening the 196P baseball season all by themselves. Los Angeles owner O'Malley was to decide today whether or not to go ahead with Tuesday night's scheduled home opener against Philadelphia—a game the Phillies have refused to play. .: The Dodgers were left Holding the ball Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox pjohed back their Tuesday openers one day, joining seven other: major league clubs which had postponed opening home games in deference to the memory of Dr. Mar- Walter O'Malley Champion Clark Killed In Crash HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — The auto racing world paid tribute today to Jim Clark, who was killed in a crash Sunday. The .32-year-old Scot, v/inner of (he Indianapolis 500 in 1965 and twice world driving,chaui- pion, met death in the rain at the : Hockenheim Motordrome when his Lotus'Ford Cosworth skidded ;on wet asphalt. His car, speeding along at 174 miles per hour, tore through a fence and hit a tree after turning over several times. Doctors at the nearby Heidelberg Hospital,,.where .he was pronounced dead, said he had been killed instantly from a broken neck and a compound fracture of, the skuii; •'•.;"' " :: : A bachelor, Clark won a record 25 Grand Prix races and was the world champion in 1963 and 1965. Three of his Grand Prix; victories came in the U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.y;,-the last one to 1967. He:set a record by-' winning seven Grand .Prix races in a row in 1963. * * * "Jim Clark may well have been the greatest driver of all time," said Wilfred Andrews, chairrnan" of the Royal Automobile Club in London. "Clark was unquestionably the greatest racing driver in the ; world," said Andy Granatelli in Indianapolis. Granatelli is president of the company which sponsored Clark's Lotus cars in 1966 and 1967 and for whom Clark was: to have driven in the Indy 500 this year! "•••'•' •' . Clark's body will be flown to Edinburg, Scotland, where .the funeral will be held Wednesday. tin Luther King. Funeral services for the slain civil rights leader will be held Tuesday in Atlanta. National League President Giles left it up to the Dodgers, as the home club, to decide whether to go through with their game. John Quinn, the Phillies' general manager, said earlier his club would not take the field at Los Angeles Tuesday night, at the risk of a possible forfeit and fine-because of the King funeral that afternoon. the'other opening games in each league, including the presidential fixture at Washington, all were' se't for Wednesday. President Johnson was expected to miss the Senators' debut against the Minnesota Twins —one of five afternoon 'openers in the American League, The White Sox entertain Cleveland, Boston's defending champions are at Detroit, the new Oakland Athletics at Baltimore and California at -New York in other AL inaugurals. The Chicago Cubs visit .Cincinnati and the New York, Mets are at San Francisco in National League afternoon games. Pittsburgh is at Houston and Atlanta at St..Louis under.the lights.; While O'Malley and Bavasi pondered the'possibility.of opening the season without an opponent, LA Manager Walter Als- ton'checked into an Jnglewood, Calif., hospital Sunday for treatment of a kidney stone -and the Dodgers. whipped Cleveland 5-1 in the lone exhibition finale.. . All the other exhibition games were canceled, in line with the designation of Sunday as a day of mourning for-Dr. King. A Dodgers team physician said Alston, beginning his 15th season as dean of major league managers, has a, stone in the right kidney. "As soon as it passes we'll let him go," said Dr. Robert Woods. He said doe- tors might use a tube to remove the stone if it had not passed today. : .-' : - ; ;• [•:• GROWLING GRIMACES—Bob Murphy, former national amateur champion, here missing a birdie attempt, goes . through some .of the gyrations golf fans can expect at -Augusta, Ga. this weekend as the famed Masters Tourney gets • underway. ' " : : • Masters Tournament Getting A Slow Start ' AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP — The Augusta National golf course opens today for Masters Tournament' Week but few, golfers are expected to be'on hand. The traditional .opening of the course fpr the Masters was- delayed one day because of .the,nationwide memorial services for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many golfers, who will play in the. Masters, . which .begins Thursday, are competing in the Greater. Greensboro Open Tournament in Greensboro, N,C. The final 36.holes of the.tournament were postponed until today by a : rainout : and. services, .for. Dr., King. ; ' ... Jack., Nicklaus, picked as the mahV to -;beat -in. the Masters, isn't expected until Tuesday. Nicklaus, winner in 1963, 1965 and 1966, failed to make the cut last year and has been working hard on his game to try to wipe out the memory of-this .embarrassment. •••.-•• Gay Brewer will defend the title he won in a last round duel with Bobby Nichols, and the ever-dangerous Arnold Palmer, only four-time winner, is ranked high among the challengers. Others expected to be among the leaders are Gary Player, 1961 champion; the ever-hopeful Billy Casper, whose game appears strong after a trip to Vietnam to entertain troops, and Doug Sanders, who is aiming . Action Is Minimal On Sports Scene By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer Athletic activity continued at a virtual standstill today as the sports community joined the rest of the nation in mourning the death of Dr, Martin Luther King. The funeral for the slain civil rights leader will be held Tuesday in Atlanta, and-few sports events will be held until after the services. Exceptions included the final two rounds of the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament set for today, an International Hockey League playoff at Muskegon, Mich., and an American Hockey League playoff at Providence, R.I., tonight. Some horse racing also was on tap. The Greensboro Open already has been postponed twice—Friday because of rain and Sunday in deference to the. memory of Ice Foes Bracing For More Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An unscheduled respite has given six National Hockey League playoff contenders more time-to brace themselves for the next collision. Meanwhile, Boston's dazed Bruins, whose first postseason trip in nine years has been on schedule but off course, spent a regular day off trying to put themselves back together again for another shot' at the highflying Montreal Canadiens. * * * ~ • Three first-round games in the expanded.Stanley.Cup playoffs have been rescheduled in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. The second game of the New York Rangers-Chicago Black Hawks series,.originally set' {or Sunday "in New York, was moved back .to Tuesday night. The'Rangers put off the, game, which .was. to have been nationally televised, after Sunday was designated as a day of national mourning for the slain civil rights leader. Third games of the Philadelphia. Flyers-St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles. Kings-Minnesota North Stars sets were moved back from Monday night, The Kings, who lead Minnesota 2-0 in their best-of-7 series, visit the North Stars Tuesday night. The Flyers visit St. Louis Wednesday night to resume a series deadlocked at one • victory apiece. The Canadiens, who have trimmed Boston twice on home ice, travel to the Bruins" lair Tuesday night for the third game. • ' for the big.,ones this year.. The 79-man field includes 53 American pros, 17 foreign pros, 7 American amateurs and 2 foreign: amateurs. Portions, of the last two rounds will be televised nationally by CBS. Dr. King! The Los Angeles Dodgers said they would decide today on whether to postpone their National League baseball opener at home Tuesday night against Philadelphia. The Phillies have said they will not play, at the risk of forfeiture and fine. The other 18 major league clubs will open the seSs'on Wednesday. Three games,"'in- cludirig the presidential opener in Washington, originally were scheduled today! Six had been set for Tuesday. -'-All of the final baseball eihi- bition games Sunday were canceled with the exception of the Cleveland-Los Angeles game at San Diego, Calif. . ;; . There was no action Sunday in major league hockey and'Bas- ketball. -;: The National Hockey .League playoffs resume Tuesday flight with Chicago at New Yo'rk, Montreal at Boston and Los Angeles at Minnesota. Philadelphia plays at St. Louis Wednesday night. f.r; The American Basketball : <Association playoffs get underlay again Tuesday night with New Orleans at Dallas. Pittsburgh, is at Minnesota Wednesday. Postseason play in the National Basketball Association aye- aumes with Philadelphia at Boston and San Francisco- at iios Angeles Wednesday night. --? HOME GROWN EASTER FLOWERS; Lillies, Azaleas, Mum Pots, Begonias & Geraniums AADCAftCC WITH THAT bUKoRUtO PERSONAL TOUCH PERMANENT FLOWERS £ *•'-•• For Home, Hospital or Cemetery T: YOUR BANKAMBRICARD WELCOME HEREF McADAMS GREENHOUSES, 206 E. 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